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Sir Steven Geoffrey Redgrave CBE DL (born on 23 March 1962) is a retired British rower who won gold medals at five consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 2000. He has also won three Commonwealth Games gold medals and nine World Rowing Championships golds. He is the most successful male rower in Olympic history, and the only man to have won gold medals at five Olympic Games in an endurance sport.

Redgrave is regarded as one of Britain's greatest-ever Olympians. As of 2016 he is the fourth most decorated British Olympian after cyclists Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Sir Bradley Wiggins. He has carried the British flag at the opening of the Olympic Games on two occasions. In 2002, he was ranked number 36 in the BBC poll of the 100 Greatest Britons. In 2011 he received the BBC Sports Personality of the Year – Lifetime Achievement Award.

He had a minor appearance in Dead in the Water, the second episode of the eighth series of Midsomer Murders, originally aired on 17 October 2004.


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